What initially began as a stint on American Idol, Anoop Desai's musical career has since skyrocketed over the past couple of years. The North Carolina native has captivated audiences everywhere with his irresistible vocals and modern approach to songwriting. Anoop's debut EP, All is Fair broke #14 on iTunes pop charts in 2010, completely independent of a major label. A year later, Anoop relocated to Atlanta, GA to work on a mixtape entitled Zero.0. The project was a result of the collaborate efforts of several Atlanta-based, Grammy-nominated musicians and producers.
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Anoop Desai (born December 20, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his time as a contestant on the eighth season of American Idol. Motivated by the death of his friend Eve Carson, Desai auditioned for American Idol. Desai made American Idol history by being the first ever 13th finalist on American Idol. Favored to win by celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres and Keith Urban, Desai achieved a sixth place finish, becoming the second Indian American to advance to the final stages of American Idol.